Francis Fukuyama is a leading educator, scholar, public intellectual, and thinker. His work has consistently centered liberal democracy as a form of government in comparative perspective. Fukuyama’s work has important implications for how contemporary scholars consider ideology, historical legacies and intellectual history, and global transformation across social science disciplines. He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and a faculty member in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). He is also a professor (by courtesy) of political science.
Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics, outlining policy solutions to governance and social problems facing democratic polities around the globe. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity (Free Press, 1995), America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy (Yale University Press, 2006), and Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014), in addition to over 60 articles and book chapters. Fukuyama’s influential 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man (Free Press), has appeared in over twenty foreign editions. His recent books include Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2018) and Liberalism and Its Discontents (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2022).
Fukuyama has contributed extensively to public and policy discussions, publishing widely in Journal of Democracy, the Annual Review of Political Science, and Foreign Affairs. He has also participated in national debates on the future of democracy through his opinion pieces and reviews in the New York Times, Financial Times the Yomiuri Shimbun, and The Wall Street Journal. He is a co-founder of the online journal American Purpose for which he writes a weekly blog, Frankly Fukuyama.
Francis Fukuyama received his B.A. from Cornell University in classics, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in political science. He also holds honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Doane College, Doshisha University (Japan), Kansai University (Japan), Aarhus University (Denmark), and the Pardee Rand Graduate School. Fukuyama is a non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Pardee Rand Graduate School and the Volcker Alliance, and a member of the American Political Science Association and the Council on Foreign Relations.